For your wonderful holiday in Vietnam with us, please read some of our below important tips to avoid problems that you may have during the tour.
1) Shopping in Vietnam
• It is common to bargain at the shop, normally 30% lower than the price that sticks on the products. However, it can not apply to all cases so it is better to ask your guide for help.
• When on tour, you may stop for a break at some very big shopping centers, charity shopping centers (Hong Ngoc), pottery village, etc. The prices here are very expensive so let consider this as a break for rest room or coffee. We advise you not to buy anything from them. However, if you like something, just fight for a good price. We are not responsible for any complaints from you about the prices and problem that you may have with them.
You can read more about shopping in Vietnam at: https://www.vivutravel.com/vietnam-travel-guide/shopping-in-vietnam
2) Tipping in Vietnam
• The guide and driver are the persons who expect your tips by the end of the tour / service. Normally, it will be $ 10 / day for guide and $ 5 / day for driver. However, it can be more or less or nothing that depends on how they serve you and how you satisfy the tour, but please note that the guide and driver are not allowed to ask you for tips.
• After the cyclo tour, boat trip in Perfume Pagoda, Tam Coc, Trang An, Perfume River, Mekong … they also expect tips but normally $ 2 – $ 5 per cyclo, boat (whole trip) but please do not surprised if they ask you for more tips.